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Essentials of Educational Measurement by Robert L. Ebel, David A. Frisbie

By Robert L. Ebel, David A. Frisbie

A realistic therapy of the needs, equipment and difficulties of creating, utilizing and comparing academic assessments. The ebook is designed to be used on introductory trying out and size classes at undergraduate or graduate point.

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Inated by terms like excellent, mediocre, worthwhile, well writtetl, satisfactory, and quite good. Qualitative descriptions of direct or indirect behavior observations, however specific and objective, ma)/ have some value in assessingachievernerit, but they are no adequate replacement for a well-prepared classroom achievement test. Ratings of performance or products, on the other hand, do involve assigning numbers to things and, hence, do constitute measurements. Thus, they are useful in differentiating individuals who possessdifferent amounts of the traits measured by the ratings.

Should schools glve up some of their concerns for cognitive learning in favor of affective outcomes? tt'of the pers8nallt! rr"* we feel abou_ta problem or an event depends in part on what we know about it. Wisdom does not guarantee happ unhappiness. The affective failures ar the pushouts-can nearly always b theirs or ours. Psychologistswho tr; ally use cognitive means. In fact, the affective disposition to learn-the willingness to attend and^respond-must be considered 6y teachersin assessing the entering behaviors of their students for each instruitional unit.

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